Your dentists in Gig Harbor, WA, Dr. Peter Elton and Dr. Douglas Clarke, know their patients want to have better-looking smiles. For that reason, the doctors suggest dental veneers.
More About Veneers:
Veneers are used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged.
Here are some things veneers can help with: stained or discolored teeth, due to poor hygiene, drinking coffee and tea, smoking, chewing tobacco, or even antibiotics containing tetracycline. They can also fix mishappened teeth, which includes issues like crooked, worn or chipped teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, uneven surfaces and uneven spacing, such as overcrowdedness.
Veneer Procedure and Advantages:
When you come into the Gig Harbor office, your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide it is, then any underlying issues, like cavities, will need to be resolved first. Then a model of your teeth will be sent to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
When your veneers finally arrive, your dentist will cement the veneers. Because your dentist removes some enamel, which is an irreversible process, and because veneers are made out of thin porcelain, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth, even and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.
Other advantages of veneers, besides them concealing the faults mentioned above include:
- Veneers last longer than dental bondings
- They have impressive color stability which makes them highly resistant to staining
- You don't have to worry about sipping your tea, or coffee
In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed. It's important to prevent the buildup of plaque which may result in cavities and other serious issues.
For more information on veneers, contact your dentist in Gig Harbor, WA, by calling (253) 851-1190. Drs. Peter Elton and Douglas Clarke will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!